The famous author Flora Whittemore (1890-1993), wrote “The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live”. This quote rang true for the current owners when they purchased the charming country estate locally known as The John Crampton III house, circa 1757, painstakingly renovated and expanded in 2004. With a passion for comfort and an eye for design the owners have created a marvelous retreat from the world’s activity. The owners tell us …“Our gardens and grounds are resting now but soon the raised garden beds will be ripe with vegetables, the fruit trees will be blooming and the sleeping flowers will awaken. The heated gunite pool will be ready for the first morning exercise lap & the outdoor patio with brick grilling fireplace will be set for evening’s relaxation". Featuring 11 rooms, 4 full baths, 3785 SF living space, six working fireplaces, keeping room with a working beehive oven, cook’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, gleaming wide plank wood floors, private Master Bedroom Suite, 4 full baths, wine room the envy of many, poolside guest quarters/pool house, oversize 2-bay garage with walk-up attic. Includes natural gas heat, central air, whole house generator, granite, marble & more. This beauty honors the past & moves gracefully into the 21st century with charm, luxury & uniqueness. To truly appreciate, a private showing appointment is a must for this irreplaceable gem.